While writing an article today about website navigation I recalled seeing the term “Mystery Meat Navigation” a year or two ago. A quick Google brought me to a site which has been around a long while, but which I haven’t visited recently: Web Pages That Suck. This web site helps people design effective and aesthetically pleasing web pages by exposing bad web page design.
Vincent Flanders writes clearly and simply and provides plenty of examples of “suckers”. If you haven’t ever been there or haven’t visited recently then spend a productive few minutes reminding yourself what not to do in web design.
And, as a bonus, be sure to watch the “Breast exam” video Vincent links to from his 28 July 2004 post. With Cam’s offer in mind, I think I’ll do my own exam!